In this post I link to Dr. Weingart’s outstanding minicourse, EMCrit – Critical Care for Non-Intensivists during COVID19 Pandemic, March 25, 2020.
This is the course that non-intensivists should study. It is simply outstanding.
Here is Dr. Weingart’s introduction to his great learning resource:
This page is an iterative attempt to create an 8-10 hour curriculum for non-intensivists being tasked to take care of critically ill patients as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. I welcome your comments on what should be added, subtracted or changed.
This is a work in progress–it will be updated daily. Please put in comments any ideas you have!
Just start at the top of Dr. Weingart’s course and work your way through it. That’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days.
Here are the resources from Dr. Weingart’s course that I’ve reviewed so far:
Basics of Critical Care
Print and Read
- Bolton COVID QuickRef [COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide V1.1 – last updated 17th March 2020]
- COVID Daily Rounds Sheet
- Alternative Daily Rounds Sheet by Matt Morgan
Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Support
ARDSnet Low-Tidal Volume Ventilator Management
- COVID19 Curriculum – Dominating the Ventilator, Part I Lung-Protective Ventilation. YouTube Video by Dr. Weingart.
Print out this:
- Spinning Dials: How to dominate the Ventilator by Dr. Weingart
- Managing Initial Mechanical Ventilation in the Emergency Department [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]
Scott D. Weingart, MD, Ann Emerg Med
. 2016 Nov;68(5):614-617.
Ventilator Alarms [Link is to podcast and show notes EMCrit 239 – Vent Alarms]
Sedation for Mechanical Ventilation – Pain, Agitation, Delirium [Link is to podcast and show notes EMCrit 115 – A New Paradigm for Post-Intubation Pain, Agitation, and Delirium (PAD)